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Benchmarks: Journal of the New York State Unified Court System

Benchmarks is the quarterly journal of the New York State Unified Court System. The publication is designed to keep judges and court employees, as well as other states, informed about both statewide and local developments and initiatives in the New York State courts.

Spring 2007 | Fall 2006 | Summer 2006 | Winter 2006 | Fall 2005 | Spring/Summer 2005


Spring 2007

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Contents bullet point Judicial Compensation Plan bullet point Compensation Fact Sheet bullet point New DWI Statute bullet point Center for Court Innovation bullet point New Faces on Court of Appeals bullet point Commission on Probation bullet point Children’s Summit bullet point Black History Month bullet point Court Officers’ Academy bullet point Family Court Statute bullet point Historic Courthouse bullet point Did You Know? bullet point Judicial Institute Calendar


Benchmarks is a publication of the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration

Chief Judge of the State of New York
Judith S. Kaye

Chief Administrative Judge
Jonathan Lippman

First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge
Ann Pfau

Chief of Operations
Ronald Younkins

Administrative Director
Lawrence Marks

Editors
Arlene Hackel, Anita Womack-Weidner

Design
Heather Haggerty

Web Design
Tom Klem

Comments and article ideas are welcome at Benchmarks@courts.state.ny.us.


Fall 2006

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Contents bullet point Second “Mega-Courthouse” Opens bullet point Justice Court Reforms bullet point Street Corners Renamed for Court Officers bullet point School in New Court Complex bullet point Mental Health Courts bullet point Domestic Violence Awareness Month bullet point Judge Smith Retires bullet point Judge Rosenblatt Retires bullet point Virtual Library Services bullet point Court Programs Broadcast Online bullet point Wi-Fi in the Courts bullet point Deputy Chief Support Magistrate bullet point Court Construction Update bullet point Marian Wright Edelman Addresses Conference bullet point Historic Courthouses and Trials bullet point Did You Know? bullet point Judicial Institute (JI) Program Highlights bullet point JI Legal Updates


Benchmarks is a publication of the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration

Chief Judge of the State of New York
Judith S. Kaye

Chief Administrative Judge
Jonathan Lippman

First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge
Ann Pfau

Chief of Operations
Ronald Younkins

Administrative Director
Lawrence Marks

Editors
Marlene Nadel, Anita Womack-Weidner

Comments and article ideas are welcome at Benchmarks@courts.state.ny.us.


Summer 2006

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On-Line Access to Court Records Tested  2006 Law Day  Court of Appeals Decides Same-Sex Marriage & Depraved Indifference Cases  A Year As COSCA’s President  For the Record  Court Clerks:Unsung Heroes of the Courthouse  New Uncontested Divorce Packets  The Courts Closest to the People:The Town & Village Courts  City, Town & Village Resource Center  Justice Courts Action Plan  Improvements in Interpreting Services  UCS Technology Update  Report Calls for Overhaul of the Indigent Defense System  Judicial Association Spotlight  Historic New York State Courthouses and Trials  Did You Know?
 Judicial Institute Highlights  JI Hosts Voter Education Symposium


Benchmarks is a publication of the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration

Chief Judge of the State of New York
Judith S. Kaye

Chief Administrative Judge
Jonathan Lippman

First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge
Ann Pfau

Chief of Operations
Ronald Younkins

Administrative Director
Lawrence Marks

Editors
Marlene Nadel, Anita Womack-Weidner

Comments and article ideas are welcome at Benchmarks@courts.state.ny.us.


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Winter 2006

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State of the Judiciary  Judicial Elections Report  Summary Jury Trials  Indigent Defense Services  Multi-Hat Judge  Solo & Small Firm Practice  Office of Self-Represented  National Adoption Day  Court Reporters  Listening Conference  Construction Update  Historic Courthouses and Trials  Did You Know?  Judicial Institute Calendar  UCS Katrina Fund Update  Black History Month


Benchmarks is a publication of the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration

Chief Judge of the State of New York
Judith S. Kaye

Chief Administrative Judge
Jonathan Lippman

First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge
Ann Pfau

Chief of Operations
Ronald Younkins

Administrative Director
Lawrence Marks

Editors
Marlene Nadel, Anita Womack-Weidner

Comments and article ideas are welcome at Benchmarks@courts.state.ny.us.


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Fall 2005
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Largest NY Courthouse Opens  Court Security Task Force Report  Appeals Court Upholds Camera Ban  Jay Street Architect  Technology at Jay Street Courthouse  Court Construction Update Mohawk Tribe Votes on Family Court Parent Education Advisory Board  IDV Courts  Court Interpreters  Judicial Campaign Ethics Center  Historic Courthouses: Ontario County  Did You Know?  NY Judicial Institute Calendar  Judicial Institute Receives Award  UCS Establishes Katrina Fund


Benchmarks is a publication of the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration

Chief Judge of the State of New York
Judith S. Kaye

Chief Administrative Judge
Jonathan Lippman

First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge
Ann Pfau

Chief of Operations
Ronald Younkins

Administrative Director
Lawrence Marks

Editors
Marlene Nadel, Anita Womack-Weidner

Comments and article ideas are welcome at Benchmarks@courts.state.ny.us.


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Spring/Summer 2005:

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Judicial Institute  Judicial Salary Bill  State of the Judiciary  Drug Law Reform  Welcome  Innovative Jury Practices  ABA American Jury Initiative  Security Camera Network  Court Security Review  Profile: Joseph J. Traficanti Jr.  Chief Justices In Manhattan  Civil Case Management  Court Officer Recruitment  Public Access to Courts  Family Court E-Petition Program  Kids Go to Work  Court Construction Update  Fiduciary Commission Report  OCA Update  Bronx Court Cuts Case Backlog  Law Day 2005  Merit Performance Awards



Benchmarks
Is a Publication of the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration

Chief Judge of the State of New York
Judith S. Kaye

Chief Administrative Judge
Jonathan Lippman

First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge
Ann Pfau

Administrative Director
Lawrence Marks

Chief of Operations
Ronald Younkins

Editors
Marlene Nadel, Anita Womack-Weidner, Barbara Zahler-Gringer

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